Skip to content
Join our Newsletter
Join our Newsletter

Improvements coming as congested Lower Mainland route readied for eight-lane tunnel

The Massey Tunnel on Highway 99 is set to be expanded by the end of the decade.
highway improvements
Rendering of a new eight-lane immersed-tube tunnel planned to replace the George Massey Tunnel on Highway 99. GOVERNMENT OF B.C.

VANCOUVER — B.C.’s Transportation Ministry is making upgrades to the Highway 99 corridor around the Massey Tunnel in preparation for the expansion of the crossing to eight lanes at the end of the decade.

The work will include extending bus-on-shoulder lanes and improvements to cycling infrastructure along the highway on either side of the tunnel in Richmond and Delta.

As part of the Highway 99 tunnel program, construction is underway on upgrades to the Highway 99 corridor to make transit more reliable and cycling more accessible.

Southbound bus lanes are being added to the highway between Highway 17A and the Ladner Trunk Road off-ramp, while northbound lanes will be extended from Ladner Trunk Road to the start of the existing high-occupancy vehicle lane on Highway 99. The bus lanes will eventually reach through the expanded tunnel.

“This is the first step to provide relief to traffic congestion on the corridor leading to a new eight-lane, toll-free tunnel,” Transportation Minister Rob Fleming said.

Also due to begin construction this year are a Bridgeport Road bus connection, a multi-use path from the Oak Street Bridge into the Richmond cycling and pedestrian network, and cycling upgrades along Highway 17A.